A bank's profitability affects its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the bank, boosting its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the bank more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, banks that are losing money are less able to do those things.
Kirkwood Bank of Nevada scored 12 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, failing to reach the national average of 15.12.
Return on equity, calculated by dividing net income (profit, essentially) by total equity, is one important measure of a bank's earnings. Kirkwood Bank of Nevada's most recent annualized quarterly return on equity was 6.10 percent, below the national average of 8.10 percent.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the bank reported net income of $706,000 on total equity of $11.9 million. The bank experienced an annualized return on average assets, or ROA, of 0.88 percent, below the 1 percent deemed satisfactory in accordance with industry standards and below the average for U.S. banks of 1.00 percent.